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‘Robust growth’ for Cogobuy Group

Cogobuy Group reports “robust growth” across its three major businesses for the year’s first half.

‘Super-shoppers’ dominating online retail

A Worldpay survey shows that high-spending, high-frequency “super-shoppers” dominate online spending.

7-Eleven network hits 60,000 stores

Claimed to be the largest convenience retail chain in the world, the 7-Eleven network has just opened its 60,000th store.

Yamada Denki profits from strategy change

Japanese electronics retailer Yamada Denki’s latest quarter profit surged to 2.5 times the year-earlier level.

Asian consumer confidence stable

Asian consumer confidence is holding steady, according to the latest MasterCard Index, despite challenges in some markets.

Jumbo Group profit doubles

A doubling of restaurant chain Jumbo Group profit to S$3.4 million is credited to two new outlets.

Japanese restaurant operator AP heads to Hawaii

Japanese restaurant operator AP is heading to Hawaii, planning to open its first outlets in January.

Sales ease for Giordano International

Weakened currencies plus the closure of non-performing stores have hit profits for Giordano International.

Airport offers Hello Kitty flight attendant

A Japanese airport is offering simulated around-the-world “jet” trips with a Hello Kitty flight attendant.

Asian products feature in 8.8 Shopping Festival

Hong Kong, Japan, Korea and Thailand products were showcased in Tmall Global’s annual 8.8 Shopping Festival.

Uniqlo US remodelling global flagship

Uniqlo US is remodelling its first global flagship store, in New York, with a fresh theme, “A New Tokyo in Soho”.

Aeon Myanmar launched with acquisition

Expanding its Asian footprint yet further, Aeon buys Myanmar chain and establishes subsidiary there.